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German Composer and Pianist of the Romantic period who wrote symphonies, concertos, chamber music, piano works, choral compositions and more than 200 songs. 1833-1897
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If there is anyone here whom I have not insulted, I beg his pardon.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A symphony is no joke.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“What would become of all historical biography if it was written only with consideration for other peoples' feelings?”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Composers in the old days used to keep strictly to the base of the theme, as their real subject. Beethoven varies the melody, harmony and rhythms so beautifully.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Straight-away the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God, and not only do I see distinct themes in my mind's eye, but they are clothed in the right forms, harmonies, and orchestration.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We cling nervously to the melody, but we don't handle it freely, we don't really make anything new out of it, we merely overload it.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is not hard to compose, but what is fabulously hard is to leave the superfluous notes under the table.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I sometimes ponder on variation form and it seems to me it ought to be more restrained, purer.”

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